The president of Equality Pennsylvania highlights races to watch for LGBT quality on Election Day
Monday, November 5, 2012
By Adrian Shanker/Equality Pennsylvania Every election is important. Every time we vote, we are deciding who will represent us, and which values are important to us at the time. This election could mark a turning point for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender equality. This election marks the first time a major-party nominee for President supports marriage equality. From the President on down, here are some races to watch for LGBT equality. The Presidential: For the first time in American history, a major party nominee for President supports marriage equality. Also for the first time in history, a majority of Americans support marriage equality. And for the first time in numerous election cycles, marriage has not been a major wedge …
President Obama made his historic pronouncement during an interview with ABC News.
President Barack Obama has publicly come out in support of gay marriage, the first time in history that a sitting U.S. President has ever done so. Obama, who during the last presidential election stated that he opposed gay marriage, gave the news to ABC News' Robin Roberts in an interview that will air on ABC's “Good Morning America" on Thursday. "I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together, when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, …